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The Grand Baltic Private Tour (Silver)

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Overview of our The Grand Baltic Private Tour (Silver)

Our Grand Baltic Private Tour, takes you to the Baltic capitals of Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn, and on to Helsinki and St Petersburg. It is a perfect mix of beautiful cities, and discovering impressive sights out of town.

Starting in the south in the charming Baroque capital of Lithuania; Vilnius, you then travel up to Riga, capital of Latvia where you find a stunning mix of architecture, history and culture. And then you move on to medieval Tallinn, the Estonian fairytale capital. Having experienced the three Baltic States capitals, it is time for a Scandinavian experience! Taking the Hydrofoil over to Helsinki in Finland, enjoy a couple of days in Helsinki, before boarding the comfortable train to St Petersburg. Majestic St Petersburg, the imperial heart of Russia is on a much grander scale than the other cities you will visit. We have included the highlights of St Petersburg in excursions and walking tours, to give you the best experience of St Petersburg possible.

These cities complement and contrast with one another wonderfully, and you will also have a chance, through various included private excursions, to explore outside of the capitals.

This tour offers a wonderfully interesting, cultural, and inspiring holiday, at a relaxed pace to suit you.

* If you would like to make any changes to this itinerary or change the hotels to either 5* or 3* please contact us for a quote.
* Flights are NOT included, but we can book these for you if you require.
* As with all our private tours, this itinerary can be changed to suit you, please contact us to discuss your plans.
* We can offer substantial discounts for groups of 4 people or more travelling, please call us or email for a quote.
* You will require a Russian Visa for this trip - we will provide you with your visa support documents and advise you how to apply for your visa.

Itinerary for our The Grand Baltic Private Tour (Silver)

Day 1
Arrive at Vilnius airport to be met by your private transfer and driven to your 4 star hotel in the heart of Vilnius old town, where you will stay for 3 nights.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Vilnius Old Town

Day 2
You will be met in the hotel reception for a private 3 hour walking tour of the old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and ask your guide about anything of particular interest to you. Afterwards, explore Vilnius at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Vilnius Old Town

Day 3
Explore Vilnius at your leisure in the morning and enjoy a private guided excursion to Trakai Castle and Kernave, Lithuania's ancient capital, in the afternoon.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Vilnius Old Town

Day 4
Travel by private transfer to Riga, Latvia. You will go via the Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania, where you will stop for a visit.

How the Hill of crosses started is the source of some debate. The most popular idea beginning that crosses were left in memory of a group of insurgents killed in the 1831 rebellion against Czarist rule. Today thousands and thousands of crosses, big, small, simple or ornate, reside on a small hill in the countryside . It's quite something to see and a very special place.

Then it's on to Riga where you will check in to your 4 star hotel in the heart of Riga's Old Town where you will stay for 3 nights.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Riga's Old Town

Day 5
You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Riga old town with our English speaking guide, Inga. Riga is the largest of the Baltic capitals, it is a beautiful city with a charming old town and stunning Art Nouveau district. The afternoon is spent exploring Riga at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Riga's Old Town

Day 6
Enjoy a day excursion to the Latvian countryside, visiting the quaint market town of Sigulda and castle town Cesis residing near the beautiful Gauja National Park.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Riga's Old Town

Day 7
Depart Riga by private transfer to Tallinn, the medieval, fairytale capital of Estonia. You will stay at a 4* hotel in Tallinn's Old Town for three nights.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Tallinn's Old Town

Day 8
You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Tallinn's old town. This is a great way to get your bearings on your first morning. Explore Tallinn at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Tallinn's Old Town

Day 9
Explore Tallinn at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Tallinn's Old Town

Day 10
Depart Tallinn and travel to Helsinki. You will be picked up from your hotel by our driver, and driven to Tallinn ferry port. You then travel by Hydrofoil from Tallinn direct to Helsinki - the crossing takes approximately one and a half hours. Once you have arrived in the elegant and charming Finnish capital Helsinki, your private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your 4* hotel, where you have a 2 night stay.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Helsinki centre

Day 11
Explore Helsinki at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* hotel in Helsinki centre

Day 12
Leave charming Helsinki for stunning St Petersburg - the magnificent imperial heart of Russia. You will travel by train and the journey time is approximately 5 hours. Upon arrival in St Petersburg you will be met from the train by a private driver who will take you to your 4 star hotel, where you will stay for 4 nights.
Overnight: 4* central hotel in St Petersburg centre

Day 13
You will be met at your hotel by our guide for a 3 hour walking tour, helping you to get to know this incredibly beautiful city.
After lunch (not included) you will enjoy a private excursion to the world famous Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage Museum occupies six beautiful buildings alongside the River Neva and holds a collection of over three million works of art. Our guide will make sure you see all the highlights of this wonderful museum.
Overnight: 4* central hotel in St Petersburg centre

Day 14
You will be met at your hotel by our guide for a private excursion to Catherines Palace in Pushkin. Catherine’s Palace has lovingly been renovated and restored since the Nazis virtually destroyed it during the second world war. The amazing feat of this restoration is quite something, stunning detail and care has been taken to restore this Palace to its original glory. The afternoon is free to explore St Petersburg at your leisure.
Overnight: 4* central hotel in St Petersburg centre

Day 15
Enjoy a private guided excursion to magnificent Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter the Great. This is a very interesting and enjoyable outing.
Overnight: 4* central hotel in St Petersburg centre

Day 16
Private transfer to St Petersburg international airport for your flight home.

End of your Grand Baltic Tour.

Reviews for our The Grand Baltic Private Tour (Silver)

"We enjoyed our trip hugely thank you! We would like to pass on our congratulations to the whole team for putting together a fascinating trip."

"Thank you for planning our great trip to the Baltics, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Overall, I would say we loved this trip. A great trip. We could not have done it without you and your team. Phil, you were consistently responsive to our questions, concerns, requests throughout the planning process. We ended up with a great itinerary. Once the details were handed to Jurga, we could not have been in better hands. She kept us informed of when we would be receiving documents, arranged ballet tickets and offered to help arrange anything else we wanted to do. She answered our concerns about language issues in Russia. Throughout she was consistently responsive to our questions.
Phil – All in all, this was a great trip. We had a lot of fun and never could have done this without the Baltic Holiday Team.
Thank you very much!"
Susan and Stuart Wohl, June 2016

"Thank you for organising our excellent Baltic tour in July/August 2014. We enjoyed the trip immensely and learnt lots about this interesting part of the world. The arrangements ran like clockwork and all our guides and drivers were excellent. You had chosen each hotel well for a convenient central location and we would return to each.

In summary we had a most enjoyable holiday and we will certainly visit the region again. Tallinn and Helsinki were particular highlights whilst we are now very aware that we have only scratched the surface of St Petersburg!"
C & L Singer, 2014

"Just a quick note to say what a wonderful holiday we have just had! Everything worked perfectly – planes, trains and automobiles! The guides were superb! Thank you so much for arranging it all! We are so glad we didn’t do a cruise!! Absolutely NO complaints at all."
Annetta, August 2014

"Just a short line to thank you for organising a fantastic trip to the Baltic States and Russia. We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip and have a special mention for the organisation throughout. We had lots of transport connections and guide changes but everything went very smoothly and, allied to what we were seeing, made it a special trip."
Mr & Mrs Brown, June 2014

"We have just returned from the Grand Baltic Tour and what an amazing holiday it was! Never having been to this part of the world, and knowing very little about it, we booked with some trepidation! We needn't have worried. Everything was excellent. We visited 5 countries and 6 cities including a Moscow add-on, and it just kept getting better and better.
Each city had its own charm. We liked the unspoilt feel of Vilnius, and the charm of Riga, and the quaintness of Tallinn, which was very lively when we were there. Helsinki was fascinating. St. Petersburg showed us opulence that was off the scale, and Moscow blew away our preconceptions. I will never forget the acres of pansies, tulips, and the heady scent of lilac within the Kremlin. The jewels were spectacular.
The people-carriers that moved the 4 of us about were immaculate. Our guides were very knowledgeable, spoke fluent and sophisticated English. At the end of each tour we felt they were our friends. It was our first experience of a private tour, and I recommend it unreservedly. We felt like VIPs. Well done!"
Robinson group, May 2013

"We have just arrived home after a fantastic tour of the Baltic States and Russia. Everything went well. The hotels were good and conveniently located, the staff friendly and helpful, our tour guides and drivers were excellent, both informative and patient with our requests. I would like to thank you and everyone at Baltic Holidays for making this a great trip. Organising a trip of this type from the other side of the world could have been a concern but everything went to plan.Thank You again "
John and Kathy Byrne, September 2012

"All the hotels were very good to excellent. Maria our guide in St Petersburg was exceptional. She accommodated to our interests, kept us safe and is a very intelligent young woman who gave us an insight into her beautiful and facinating city.
Giina was excellent and did a great job of showing us the highlights of Tallinn .She combined a great sense of humour with her skill of bringing the history of Tallin to life.
The drivers were all punctual, polite and the cleanliness of their vehicles puts ours to shame!
As usual independent travellers we really enjoyed not having to put the holiday together. The transfers all worked like clockwork and took away the stress of having to find our own transport. Having previously experienced taxis not turning up it was a delight to have the confidence the transfers would be comfortably made. Excellent trip, thank you to all involved." Mr and Mrs Hull, June 2012

"The guides were all interesting and different, spoke excellent English and showed us their city with enthusiasm and passion.
Maria in St Petersburg obviously enjoyed taking us around....We thought she would be hard to beat but then came our guide In Tallinn who shared my name but with a Russian spelling, Giina, and she too gave us another great guided walk with plenty of time and information.

Inga again was a delight with that beautiful smile of hers..... It was pleasant at the end to sit over a coffee and just chat and despite her busy life with work and study she gave us generously of her time....They all had a deep knowledge of their subject and were happy to be questioned about a wide variety of topic....The two Linass, if that is the plural,again were good. It was Linas who introduced us to the traditional Lithuanian foods .Would we have done that without his encouragement?!!

Ivo took us to a traditional Estonian restaurant and again we sampled typical foods. He also talked about mushrooms and how to prepare them as he had been collecting some while we were walking in the bogs and forests of Valhemaa NP.
We had great holiday....Thankyou for organising our tour so well. Best wishes from a sunny but windy Brisbane........"
Gina, July 2011

"10 out of 10. We are very fussy on how we give ratings and no matter how hard I try to knock of a few points I cannot find any reason, so congratulations for suggesting, arranging and executing a splendid trip."
Peter Smith, August 2011

"We had a totally wonderful time on our trip. Our guides and drivers couldn't have been nicer. The walking tour guide in Riga, Jennifer, was a font of knowledge about absolutely everything. Giina was our guide in Estonia for both tours....Her stories of her family's experiences post WW II under Soviet occupation made the recent history of the region so much more meaningful to us.

I've been raving about the trip to all my friends. The Baltic countries are so lovely, the old towns are so well preserved, the food everywhere was excellent and surprisingly sophisticated, and the people were warm, friendly, and engaging....You did a fantastic job of planning a perfect trip for us.... and I'll definitely recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks so much for all your help."
Elizabeth Lewis, September 2010

" We would both like to thank you for all the excellent arrangements you put in place for us for our Baltic holiday. We had an absolutely wonderful time and all the guides and drivers were excellent. Every guide we had were extremely knowledgeable and very interesting as well as being helpful. We loved Vilnius and the Lithuanian hospitality and Linas was extremely interesting on our drive between Vilnius and Riga. Please pass on our thanks to him.

All the hotels were located in excellent positions which enabled us to wander around and explore more at our own leisure, which we loved. You could not have selected better locations for them all. St. Petersburg was very grand and elegant. We also enjoyed Helsinki and had time to reflect on our whole trip. The Audio tour helped is get our bearings and then we took a lovely boat tour around the islands.

We would just like to thank you so much for all of your very professional arrangements made on our behalf. It has been a holiday full of wonderful memories and we would like to go back to Lithuania to see more of that countryWe will certainly be back to you again for another holiday.
Many thanks Phil."
Mrs Foskett


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